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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pontllanfraith

Just contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Pontllanfraith who conducted the legals 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing costs illustration based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold property and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a mortgage from Bank of Ireland. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Should I look for an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?

The costs illustration is fractionally on the expensive side. If you shop around you may be able to decrease the fees slightly by as much as £125. That being said, assuming were satisfied with the legal work the firm gave you mightlive to rue choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to check that the solicitor can also act for Bank of Ireland. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Pontllanfraith conveyancing firm on the Bank of Ireland approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Pontllanfraith.

I am about to put an offer on a leasehold property in Pontllanfraith. The selling agents assure me that it is the norm for flats in Pontllanfraith to have less than 75 years unexpired on the lease. I am obtaining a loan with Bank of Ireland. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 69 years remaining.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 16/4/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Pontllanfraith. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?

Now that you are legally committed yourself to purchase you will need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you now have a tight deadline in which to complete the transaction. An auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke legal set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the legal pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You need to pass this on to the solicitor working for you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Clydesdale. I assume I don't need a Pontllanfraith conveyancer on the Clydesdale panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Clydesdale mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Clydesdale mortgage from the register. Clydesdale, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Clydesdale has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Clydesdale has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Clydesdale mortgage has been paid off.

My offer was accepted on an apartment in Pontllanfraith on 21/2/2019, valuation was booked 3 days later, received a clean bill of health. Solicitor retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Principality and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Principality conveyancing panel. Are Principality entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Principality to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Principality conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Pontllanfraith?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Pontllanfraith. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I would like to rent out my leasehold flat in Pontllanfraith. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Your lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the flat owner; in particular, it will say if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. Most leases in Pontllanfraith do not prevent an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the flat. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.

I invested in buying a garden flat in Pontllanfraith, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2004. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Pontllanfraith with a long lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2094

You have 75 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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